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Museum Accessioning & Registration of Collections (MARC) Course

March 5th, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Do you have artifacts in your museum collection that are outside of your museum’s mis­sion?
  • Do you have eagle feath­ers in your museum collection?
  • Are you unfamiliar with a Deed of Gift or when to use it? 
If you answered yes to any of these questions or have other questions, then the Museum Accessioning and Registration of Collections (MARC) Course, de­veloped by the Oklahoma Muse­ums Association, is for you!
This course will teach a solid foundation of basic museum col­lections knowledge. MARC is a great course for staff and vol­unteers that work with museum collections, artifact donations, ex­hibit loans, and much more.
The two-day MARC Course will be held March 5-6 at Oklahoma History Center from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day. Lunch is on your own. 
Day one of MARC will cover mission statements, conflicts of interest, ethics, collections management policies, collecting plans, working with a collections committee, legal issues relating to museum collections and deac­cessioning. Day two will focus on the process of artifact donations including proper documentation, the physical application of a num­ber, cataloging artifact informa­tion, loans and insurance.
Registration is $150 and includes handouts and instruction. Institutions sending multiple participants receive a discounted registration as follows: $225 for two people, $300 for three people and $375 for four people. The registration deadline is February 23. Space is limited to twelve participants. Register online here. 
Marking kits used in the course are available from Gaylord Archival Supplies at or by calling 1.800.448.6160 and ordering with priority code OMAKIT.
One scholarship will be offered to an OMA member. (Scholarship re­cipient must commit to attending both days.) The deadline to apply for a scholarship is February 17. Apply for scholarship here.
The MARC Course is sponsored in part by the professional interest network of Oklahoma Registrars Association, Okla­homa Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden, and Oklahoma History Center. OMA reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum number of participants is not met.